Growing the Grassroots
An LZF grant is often the first step – a chance to turn a vision into a sustainable reality. Awarded to small, non-profit organizations with limited ability to raise other funds, general operating and program grants range between $1,000 and $20,000 per year. Grants may be renewed for up to five years.
Our Impact Since 1995
23 years providing opportunity, safety, and equity
for thousands throughout Massachusetts
The value of an LZF grant far exceeds the amount of a check.
LZF strengthens its grantees by providing a variety of learning opportunities and services that are usually unaffordable for smaller organizations.
Free day-long conferences help current and former grant recipients to negotiate the challenges of the non-profit world.
LZF frequently offers free, interactive seminars facilitated by experts in the field. Topics have included: Corporate Governance for Nonprofits, Learning About Donor Advised Funds, and Navigating Insurance Risks and Rewards.
The opportunity to meet and learn from other like-minded community leaders is one of the most valuable parts of the LZF grantee experience. The exchange of ideas, resources, and support creates lasting relationships and strong community ties.
Pro bono legal assistance
Legal assistance is often necessary and always expensive. Through our partners, DLA Piper and The Lawyers Clearinghouse, LZF can provide all current and former grantees with free or low-cost legal guidance.
Whether seeking advice on management, board development or donor stewardship, LZF staff members are always available to help grant recipients resolve problems and build confidence.
Access to experts
Board members, donors, and other supporters are eager to share their expertise with grant recipients.